Date: 30th October 2013 at 1:07pm
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Strong speculation has emerged in the press this morning relating to a possible move for the Real Madrid and ex-Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.

It seems the 31 year-old has not been offered a new contract by the Madrid outfit and will become a free agent next summer.

That being the case Alonso is therefore allowed to negotiate a pre-contract agreement in January and the rumours doing the rounds suggest that Jose Mourinho is keen to renew acquaintances with the midfielder and that a three year deal will be done in January with Alonso moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

My own views on the possibility of a deal being done suggest that something doesn`t quite ring right, a three year deal for someone who is over 30, it`s not the sort of thing we do is it?